New York in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 429 of 429

  • 2012-10-29 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close
  • 2012-10-31 The New York stock exchange opens after being closed for two days after Hurricane Sandy
  • 2012-11-26 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
  • 2012-12-20 Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion
  • 2013-07-16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • 2013-08-05 Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
  • 2013-09-20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees

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2013-11-03 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 2014-03-12 8 people are killed, 70 injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York

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2014-03-18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

  • 2014-06-13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2014-11-03 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

  • 2014-12-20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself

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2015-05-11 Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015-06-06 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York
  • 2015-07-08 The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • 2015-08-11 Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx
  • 2015-08-14 Most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed on Patrick Hardison by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at New York University Langone Medical Center
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
  • 2015-12-17 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is arrested on fraud charges in New York by the FBI
  • 2016-01-23 Blizzard delivers record snow to 80 US states, New York 30 inches of snow. Washington 28 inches at least 15 killed
  • 2016-02-05 Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal 81 million before a typo alerts authorities
  • 2016-04-22 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • 2016-09-17 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • 2017-04-01 Chinese leaders announce plans to build city in Xiongan New Area, 3x size of New York
  • 2017-07-07 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries

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2017-07-20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal govt approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2017-09-25 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl

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2017-10-05 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,414

  • 1920-08-31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-10-22 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920-10-24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)

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1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1920-12-04 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, born in Flushing, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-12 John Henry Davis Jr, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-04-21 Jack Fletcher, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show), born in Forest Hills, New York

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1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1921-07-10 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1921-08-11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-10-01 James Whitmore, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York

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1921-11-22 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1922-01-22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1922-02-22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

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1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

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1922-03-25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1922-08-29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1922-09-08 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1922-09-12 Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1922-10-09 Fyvush Finkel, actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-11-26 Adele Jergens, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1922-12-11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-02-21 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923-02-28 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), born in Highland Falls, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-03-12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1923-03-19 Tige Andrews, actor (Capt Adam Greer-Mod Squad), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister ], American actor (Grandpa in "The Munsters"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1923-07-18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-08-06 Jackie Kelk, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-08-06 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-10 Harold Gould, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-24 Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924-05-14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York

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1924-08-02 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1924-09-24 Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WWII), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1924-10-12 Doris Grau, American actress and voice artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)

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1924-11-30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1924-12-05 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1925-01-29 Anthony George, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York

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1925-04-14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-06-03 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York

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1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-09 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925-06-21 Maureen Stapleton, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925-10-03 Gore Vidal, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-20 Art Buchwald, columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1925-11-17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1926-01-06 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-14 Frank Aletter, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1926-01-20 Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-03-09 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015
  • 1926-03-20 Ted Bessell, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1926-04-23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York

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